McGraw Hill, a major of vendor to many state education departments, wrote this description of the Item Development Process for New York State.
A sample test for the New York State ELA Test for Grade 4.
A sample test for the New York State Mathematics Test for Grade 4.
Schools across the nation, faced with the challenge of helping all students achieve
high standards for learning, need clear guidance on how to engage in lasting,
effective improvement efforts. But after more than 30 years of education research and
countless improvement efforts, no clear consensus exists for how to get the job done.
School staff are periodically reminded to revisit their SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-based, and Timebound, in order to better assess the student population across learning disciplines. This article by Jan O'Neill offers useful advice for doing so.
This document accompanies the presentaion Basic Data & Assessment.
This presentation is part of the New School Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center. Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Utilizing Benchmark Guiding Assessments is a guide for new charter schools who need to develop an academic program that adheres to New York state testing standards.